Burnham-On-Sea Carnival and Bridgwater Carnival dates and information

Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2014


'Wrath Of Neptune' from Masqueraders Carnival Club won the 2007 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2014 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Date and Time:
7.30pm on Monday November 3rd, 2013.

Burnham-On-Sea 2014 Carnival Route:
Tesco's Roundabout > Love Lane > Manor Road > Victoria Street > High Street > Marine Drive > finishes opposite Burnham Holiday Village in Marine Drive. See the route map.

Carnival parking:
Get into Burnham early as many roads in the town close at 6.30pm. Best places for parking are the Oxford Street Car park [map] and the Somerfield's supermarket car park [map] although many side streets also have spaces.

Staying in the Burnham-On-Sea area during the Carnival?
Read our guide to the area's best hotels and B&Bs. There is also self catering accommodation.

Other events at this year's 2014 carnival:
The carnival floats will first arrive in Burnham-On-Sea late on the Saturday night after completing the Bridgwater Carnival. The floats will gather along the B3140, between Edithmead and Love Lane, and will be on display to the public in the daytime throughout Sunday and Monday (albeit without the dazzling lights, dancers or music!).

Disabled parking permit for the Burnham-On-Sea Carnival:
Facilities are available for disabled visitors to view Burnham's carnival procession from the comfort of their own car. For a small sum you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own vehicle regardless of the weather conditions at the time. Cheques for disabled parking must be payable to 'Highbridge & Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Association' and sent to
Phil New, Carnival Chairman, 221 Burnham Road, Highbridge, Somerset TA9 3EJ. Telephone (01278) 780219.


Sat 01 November 19:00 Bridgwater
• Mon 03 November 19:30 Burnham-On-Sea
• Fri 07 November 19:15 Weston-super-Mare
• Sat 08 November 19:00 North Petherton
• Wed 12 November 19:30 Shepton Mallet
• Fri 14 November 19:00 Wells
• Sat 15 November 19:00 Glastonbury


A HUGE crowd of more than 20,000 people lined the streets of Burnham-On-Sea to watch the town's illuminated carnival.


Many thous
ands of people from all over Britain make the journey to this part of Somerset to watch the November carnivals. Watching dozens of dazzling illuminated floats parade through the streets is an amazing spectacle.

Over one hundred giant Carnival floats pass before your eyes, each one pulsating with music and aglow with the lights from thousands of coloured light bulbs, fantastically coloured costumes and special effects to create a magical evening of entertainment.

The origins of the carnival lie in Bridgwater where the inhabitants commemorated the date of Guy Fawkes' attempt in 1605 to blow up parliament with a parade. Bridgwater stages the first carnival of the series across Somserset.

Sedgemoor celebrations continue through the weekend with carnivals at North Petherton and Burnham-on-Sea / Highbridge with free firework displays, street entertainment, arts and special events. The Carnival also goes on to other locations around Somerset including Weston-Super-Mare.


Photos from the 2006 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Results from the 2006 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Carnival fireworks on Burnham seafront

Photos from the 2005 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Results from the 2005 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Carnival fireworks on Burnham seafront attract big crowds

Photos from the 2004 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Results from the 2004 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Carnival fireworks on Burnham seafront attract big crowds

Photos from the 2003 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2003 Results
Photos of the 2003 Carnival Fireworks

Photos from the 2002 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival
Burnham-On-Sea Carnival 2002 Results

Chat about the Carnival in Burnham's discussion forums

.Burnham Carnival News

2011 Burnham Carnival:

Collection | Photos | Results | Video | Crime | Collision | Delayed start

2010 Burnham Carnival:

Carnival results
Carnival video highlights

In photos: Dazzling 2010 Carnival

Fireworks Review

Carnival Club prepares for big day
Appeal for helpers
2010 Carnival Queen announced

2009 Burnham Carnival:

Crime down

Hillview Success


Online video highlights

Special looks at Hillview Club's float
Carnival Queen and Princesses announced

2008 Burnham Carnival:

Results in full
Photos of the parade
Video highlights
Donations fall £1,400
Alcohol seized
Photo slideshow
Burnham's carnival float for 2008
Carnival Queen is chosen

2007 Burnham Carnival:

Video highlights of Burnham-On-Sea Carnival [Nov 13, 2007]

Results for 2007 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival [Nov 12, 2007]

Charity collection rises at Burnham Carnival [Nov 13, 2007]

Photo gallery from the 2007 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival [Nov 12, 2007]

High winds cancel carnival Fireworks [Nov 11, 2007]

Preview of Burnham's 2007 Carnival [Nov 12, 2007]

First look at Burnham and Highbridge's carnival float [Oct, 2007]

2006 Burnham Carnival:

Exclusive online video highlights of the 2006 Burnham Carnival [Nov 8, 2006]

Photo review from the 2006 Burnham Carnival [Nov 6, 2006]

2006 Burnham-On-Sea Carnival Results [Nov 6, 2006]

Seafront fireworks wow the crowds as carnival festivities begin [Nov 5, 2006]

Huge fireworks launch pad is built in the sea! [Nov 4, 2006]

103 carnival entries ready to take part in 2006 Burnham Carnival [Nov 1, 2006]

Huge seafront fireworks display to launch carnival festivities [Oct 30, 2006]

2006 Carnival Queen and Princesses are unveiled [Oct 14, 2006]

Brighter future for carnival after public meeting [May 3, 2006]

Decision day arrives for town's threatened carnival [May 1, 2006]

Carnival's future 'under threat' says chairman [March 9, 2006]

Carnival gives cash boost to local charities [March 8, 2006]